Friday, February 28, 2014

Not a Box: Intro to Careers

In kindergarten we have begun talking about what we'd like to be when we grow up.  I stumbled across this great read, Not a Box by Antoinette Portis, that allows children to open up their imaginations to all the possibilities that are out there.

Each page shows our main character, a rabbit, doing something with a box.  He claims that it is "Not a box." Then we predict what it could be before turning the page to see what he's imagining.  For example:

After reading through the story, students had many different ideas of what they'd like to be when they grow up.  I introduced them to a variety of options and we talked about each one:

Then we played Career Bingo!  I created unique bingo boards using the careers from the posters and read out clues for them to guess which career I was describing.  They had way, way, way too much fun with this as more and more students shouted out, "BINGO!"

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